Racing News

Two Winning Tickets in Stronach 5 Worth $43,647

LAUREL, MD – There were two winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $43,647.40.

The popular wager featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as a low 12-percent takeout.

The Stronach 5 began with longshot Up Against It winning Laurel’s eighth race and returning $61.20.

Toledo, Gonzalez Reign as Maryland's Leading Jockey, Trainer

Laurel Park Hosting Nine-Race New Year’s Day Holiday Program

LAUREL, MD – Journeyman Jevian Toledo returned to the top of the state rider standings for the first time in four years, and Claudio Gonzalez continued his dominance among trainers that dates back to 2017 as Maryland closed the book on its 2021 racing season Friday at Laurel Park.

Mandatory Payouts Scheduled for New Years Eve Program

Jockey Toledo, Trainer Gonzalez Lead Meet & Overall Standings

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park puts the finishing touches on its calendar year-ending fall meet with a nine race card Friday that will include mandatory payouts in the Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 wagers.

Post time is 12:25 p.m.

Cordmaker Fitting Winner of $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso

Miss Leslie Runs Win Streak to Three in $100,000 Carousel

LAUREL, MD – In a fitting end to his 6-year-old season, Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker paid tribute to his breeder by earning his 12th career victory and eighth against stakes company in Sunday’s $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso at Laurel Park.

Threes Over Deuces Narrow Winner of $100,000 Dave's Friend

Late Surge Powers Kaylasaurus in $100,000 Willa On the Move

LAUREL, MD – Pocket 3’s Racing’s Threes Over Deuces, narrowly beaten in his previous two starts, came out on the winning end of another close finish by surging between horses approaching the wire and getting his head down first to capture Sunday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park.

Shake Em Loose Pulls 59-1 Shocker in $100,000 Heft

Buy the Best Extends Streak to Four in $100,000 Gin Talking

LAUREL, MD – JR Sanchez Racing Stable’s Shake Em Loose, making his seventh career start and the first for new connections, paid immediate and thrilling dividends by collaring Last Romance approaching the wire and pulling away to a 59-1 upset in Sunday’s $100,000 Heft at Laurel Park.

Cordmaker Can Honor Breeder in $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso

Belle of the North Goes for Two Straight in $100,000 Carousel

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Cordmaker, still going strong at the age of 6, looks to close out a solid campaign by stringing together back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two years in the $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Shippers Run to Daylight, Amidships Back for $100,000 Heft

Beneath the Stars Gets Chance to Shine in $100,000 Gin Talking

LAUREL, MD – Two-time stakes winner Run to Daylight and West Virginia-based stablemate Amidships, off the board in their last stakes trip to Maryland, are entered for a chance at redemption in the $100,000 Heft Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

The 20th running of the seven-furlong Heft for 2-year-olds and 14th renewal of the six-furlong Gin Talking for 2-year-old fillies are among six $100,000 stakes on the nine-race Christmastide Day program.

Hello Beautiful Looks to Rebound in $100,000 Willa On the Move

LAUREL, MD – Though her career has been one with far more successes than failures, Hello Beautiful has also shown a resilience to match her talent. Trainer Brittany Russell will be hoping for more of the same from the history-making filly when she caps her 4-year-old season in the $100,000 Willa On the Move Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Laki Returns to Action in $100,000 Dave's Friend

BALTIMORE – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, unraced since finishing sixth in defense of last fall’s Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) victory, is set to return for his 39th career start in the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

The 18th running of the Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up and 11th renewal of the Willa On the Move for fillies and mares 3 and up, both sprinting six furlongs, are among six $100,000 stakes on a nine-race Christmastide Day program.